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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Hilma Feltz

Hilma Clara Feltz, 94, 125 W. Wayne St., Celina, died at 2 p.m. March 14, at her residence.
   She was born April 4, 1911, in Dayton, to Joseph and Clara Beechner Joly. On Aug. 22, 1933, she married Hugo J. Feltz, who died July 11, 1977.
   Survivors are four sons, Joseph (Arlene), Boston, Mass., Louis (Arlene), Albuquerque, N.M., Thomas, Los Angeles, Calif., and Michael, Celina; three daughters, Pat (Bill) Meikle, Celina, Judy (Gary) DuVall, Seattle, Wash., and Mary (J.T.) Holloway, Punta Gorda, Fla.; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are an infant sister, Marita, and two grandsons.
   She was a homemaker and worked at the former House of Fashion and Goldstein's Department Stores, both of Celina. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Celina, and its Altar Rosary Society. She was a graduate of the Sunshine Singers and a volunteer at Mercer County Council on Aging.
   Funeral Mass is 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, her son, the Rev. Thomas Feltz, officiating. Burial is at the St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.
   Contributions can be made to the church or the Mercer Council on Aging.

Stanley Jagus

Stanley A. Jagus, 72, 5143 Its It Road, Celina, died March 15, 2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
   He was born Aug. 26, 1933, in Chicago, Ill. In August 1973, he married Joyce Bruin, who survives.
   Also surviving are four daughters, Debbie Hodges, Chicago, Ill., Cheryl (Ron) Milazzo, Waukesha, Wisc., Joyce Okai, Elmhurst, Ill., and Jackie (Paul) Czernik, Celina; and five grandchildren.
   Deceased are a brother and two sisters.
   He was a retired brick layer and restaurant owner. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, serving in Korea,and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6772 and American Legion Post 191, both of Spencerville, as well as the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 1291 and Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 1473, both of Celina.
   Services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Montezuma, the Rev. James Dugal officiating. Burial is at North Grove Cemetery.
   Calling is 3:30-8 p.m. Friday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina.

Orville Miars

Orville W. Miars, 78, of St. Marys, died at 6:45 p.m. March 14, 2006, at his residence.
   He was born March 22, 1927, in St. Marys, to Vernon and Emma Rohrbach Miars.
   Survivors are a son, Ron (Cathy), St. Marys; two daughters, Gayle (Bob) Sachs, Centerville, and Jane (Kurt) Piper, Celina; a brother, Bob, St. Marys; three sisters, Jessalyn Miller, St. Marys, Frieda (Dan) Hay, St. Marys, and Wilda Felten, Mills, Wyo.; six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are a son, John; two brothers, Melvin and Gail; and a sister, Virginia Burden.
   He retired after 39 years of service as a production employee of Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., St. Marys. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II.
   Private family services will be held. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memory Gardens, near Moulton.
   Contributions can be made to Huntington's Disease Society, Columbus.
   Arrangements are by Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys.

Barbara Pierce

Barbara Mangen Pierce, 66, 5268 Dorothy Lane, Celina, died March 14, 2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
   She was born Sept. 28, 1939, in Detroit, Mich., to Arnold and Marcella Vida Goecke. In 1995, she married Rex Pierce, who died in 2000.
   Survivors are a son, Dale (Ronda) Mangen, Celina; two daughters, Mary (Mike) Ruck, Wapakoneta, and Shelly (Jim) Park, Kansas City, Mo.; three stepsons, Ty , Point Pleasant, N.J., Kevin (Deb), Dayton, and Treg (Carry), Celina; a stepdaughter, Missy (Terry) Applegate, Troy; two grandchildren and six stepgrandchildren.
   She retired after 37 years at Huffy Bicycle Company, Celina, and was a steelworkers union officer. She was a member of the Bethany United Methodist Church, Celina, and the Mercer County Fair Board. She was a member of Democratic Central Committee and a delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
   Services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Michael Westbay officiating. Burial is at Swamp College Cemetery, Celina.
   Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, and after 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.
   Contributions can be made to Bethany Willing Workers.

Ollie Reynolds

Ollie J. Reynolds, 74, of Celina, died March 10, 2006, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima, following a long illness.
   She was born Sept. 18, 1931, in Owsley County, Kentucky, to Riley and Mima Tharp. She married Walter Roberts, who survives.
   Also surviving are four sons, Robert, Carl and James Reynolds and Rick Roberts; six daughters, Elizabeth Shouse, Celina, Lucille, Kaye, Ginger, Joyce and Penny Roberts; and nine grandchildren.
   Deceased are two sons, James Little Reynolds and Ralph Reynolds.
   She was a homemaker.
   Services were 11 a.m. March 13, 2006, at Watts Funeral Home Chapel, Jackson, Ky., the Rev. Ronnie Harpe officiating. Family and friends were pallbearers to Spencer Cemetery, Blaines Branch, Beattyville, Ky.

Rita Schindler

Rita M. Schindler, 94, Coldwater, died March 15, 2006, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
   She was born September 21, 1911, in Maria Stein, to Bernard and Elizabeth Bruggeman Gerlach. She married Edward Schindler, who died January 8, 1980.
   Surviving are a son, Steven (Laura), Louisville, Ky.; a brother, Norbert (Dorothy) Gerlach, St. Henry; a daughter-in-law, Elizabeth, Coldwater; sisters-in-law, Maxine Gerlach, New Carlisle, and Della Gerlach, St. Henry; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
   Deceased are two sons, Ronald and Michael; three brothers, Otto, Arthur and Ed Gerlach; and a sister, Alvina.
   She attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church and was a member of St. Ann's Rosary Altar Sodality and St. Cecelia Knights of St. John, all of Coldwater. She was a Mercer County Community Hospital volunteer.
   Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church, the Rev. Ronald Wilker officiating. Burial is at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater.
   Calling is 3-7 p.m. Friday and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
   Contributions can be made to the Briarwood Activity Fund.


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